Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have attacked a Celestial Church of Church (CCC) located at the Felele axis of Lokoja, Kogi state capital.
Two persons were reportedly shot dead while several worshippers were injured.
Kogi police spokesperson, William Aya confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.
The gunmen, it was learnt started shooting sporadically when they invaded the church premises in the late hours of Sunday.
Many worshippers who were present in the church scampered for safety during the incident.
The victims were taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja for treatment.
Confirming the incident on Monday, William Aya, Kogi police spokesperson, said the police division in Falele received the report of the shooting around 7pm.
Aya disclosed that Edward Egbuka, Kogi police spokesperson, has ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to the incident.
“The incident happened. Two people have been confirmed dead, three people are currently treatment,” the Kogi police spokesperson said.
In recent times, Kogi has witnessed a spate of violent attacks perpetrated by gunmen on religious institutions, police stations and other public places.
In August 2021, three members of the Living Faith Church Worldwide located in Osara community, Adavi LGA were kidnapped by gunmen inside the church premises.
In September 2021, gunmen killed a member of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) and abducted two others during an attack on the church located along Kabba-Okene road.